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1954 Harley-davidson Panhead

Date Published:
10 Jun 2020
North Carolina, United State

Here's an all original 1954 Harley-Davidson 50th Anniversary FL Panhead. This bike has been freshly restored with nearly all genuine HD parts. Many NOS parts were used like the Goodyear Super Eagle tires, front crash bar, foot board mats, yellow HD accessory grips and deluxe solo seat. The speed king saddlebags and 50th Anniversary gold front fender medallion are near mint originals. The bike was professionally built by Steve Barber at The 74 Shop in Saugerties, NY and painted by HD paint expert John Pierce in Nottingham, NH. The paint is like a mirror. Check out my reflection in the paint in the pictures.The paint is deep and smooth with no orange peel. The rivets on the fenders are not buried like many painters do. Every painted part on the bike was done by John Pierce. All the chrome was done by New England Chrome Plating. All the parts are correctly plated with cadmium or parkerized. All the hardware is the correct HD CP1038, not home depot hardware. The frame and triple trees were also checked for true by a longtime chassis expert. The bike currently has just 90 miles since it was completed. It is fully adjusted, broken in and ready to ride. The bike fires up first kick every time. The engine is built with low compression pistons so it kicks over nice and smooth and fires right up. It's got plenty of power and handles smooth and true. The true dual exhaust sounds great. It is an AMCA quality restoration with genuine HD accessories. Every accessory like the bumpers, front fender light and grips are all genuine HD. Very little repop parts were used to complete the restoration. The repop pieces are the exhaust system, gas caps, wiring harness, cables, fork tins and some hardware. All genuine motor with matching cases and no welds on the cases. Correct straight leg frame for this late model year 54 Panhead. It's just about as nice and original as a 54 Panhead can be.